Appeared in Spring 2002, Vol. XXVII, No. 1
Part One: Sacramental Mediation: Why Do We Need It?
I. The Mediation of Divine Truth
“Man: The image of God.” Thus begins Part Three of the Catechism Of the Catholic Church. We are reminded of the vocation of man created ad imaginem Dei. The promise of eternal life given to each of us at baptism initiates what the Church calls the “theologal life,” the way of faith, hope, and charity, a path that leads to beatific communion with the Blessed Trinity. When we ponder the extraordinary fulfillment that the gift of everlasting life offers to the human race, we can only be grieved to consider the vast number of our contemporaries who live without faith, hope, and charity.
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